Lillian A. Gray, 97

Lillian A. Gray, 97, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown, Del. She was born in Willards, Md., on April 24, 1922, daughter of the late James Moore and Lillie (Mitchell) Moore.

Gray had worked as the office manager of Collins & Ryan Gas Company in Millsboro, which eventually was sold to Suburban Propane before her retirement.

She was a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church in Millsboro; member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary; and very involved with her local chapter of the AARP. She was an avid bowler and played on several leagues, enjoyed reading and exercised until her early 90s. Gray and her husband enjoyed boating, golfing and traveling.

In addition to her parents, Gray was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Hitchens; her second husband, W. Elmond Gray Jr.; her daughter Ruth Ann Justice; and a son-in-law, Rodney Justice. She is survived by a daughter, Deanna McCabe and her husband, Darryl, of Lewes, Del.; four grandchildren, Terri Smith and her husband, Kevin, of Millsboro, Clarke McCabe and his spouse, Tracey, of Millsboro, Cindy Collins and her husband, Mark Layton, of Milton, Del., and Todd McCabe and his wife, Elizabeth of Wilmington, N.C.; and nine great-grandchildren, David Smith, Stephen Smith and his wife, Caci Barron, Katie Bryant and her husband, Dalton, Kellsee McCabe, Hayley McCabe, Braden McCabe, Emily Collins and her husband, Jacob Miller, Jacob Collins and Zander McCabe.

A funeral service will be held at noon, with visitation starting at 11 a.m., on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher Street, Frankford, Del. Interment will follow at Redmen Memorial Cemetery in Dagsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to Grace U.M. Church; P.O. Box 566; Millsboro, DE 19966. Condolences may be sent online at